Chetham's School Of Music

350 years ago, a MANCHESTER textile merchant, Humphrey Chetham, left money in his will for the founding of a school and library for the education of forty ""poor boys"".

The school which bears his name has existed ever since, and in 1969, Chetham's became Britain's first junior school of music, now one of the most prestigious in Europe.

Wayne Marshall, organist-in-residence at MANCHESTER's Bridgewater hall and a former Chetham's scholar, tells the remarkable story of Chetham's school and library.

/ 350 years ago, a MANCHESTER textile merchant, Humphrey Chetham, left money in his will for the founding of a school and library for the education of forty "poor boys".

Wayne Marshall, organist-in-residence at MANCHESTER's Bridgewater hall and a former Chetham's scholar, tells the remarkable story of Chetham's school and library.

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350 years ago, a MANCHESTER textile merchant, Humphrey Chetham, left money in his will for the founding of a school and library for the education of forty ""poor boys"".

The school which bears his name has existed ever since, and in 1969, Chetham's became Britain's first junior school of music, now one of the most prestigious in Europe.

Wayne Marshall, organist-in-residence at MANCHESTER's Bridgewater hall and a former Chetham's scholar, tells the remarkable story of Chetham's school and library.

/ 350 years ago, a MANCHESTER textile merchant, Humphrey Chetham, left money in his will for the founding of a school and library for the education of forty "poor boys".

Wayne Marshall, organist-in-residence at MANCHESTER's Bridgewater hall and a former Chetham's scholar, tells the remarkable story of Chetham's school and library.